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The Bristol Suffragettes

Author Lucienne Boyce will be giving a talk about the suffragette movement in Bristol, St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4LD.


Lecture: The Mystery of Mrs B.

18:00 - 19:00
Monica Kendall will be giving a lecture entitled 'The mystery of Mrs B.: Nurse Cavell’s forgotten colleague in the secret network’ with readings from her book Miss Cavell Was Shot: The Diaries of Amy Hodson, 1914-1920 at The Curve auditorium, The Forum, Norwich.


'Miss Cavell Was Shot' Book Launch

Please join Monica Kendall in Brussels for the launch of her book:'Miss Cavell Was Shot’: The Diaries of Amy Hodson, 1914-1920, at Waterstone’s, Boulevard Adolphe Max. Monica will give a talk and read extracts from her great-aunt’s diary about life in occupied Brussels as a British schoolgirl. 


The Bristol Suffragettes, Bristol LaDIYFest

12:00 - 18:00
A talk about the Bristol Suffragettes at Easton Community Centre. For further information see


Bristol Festival of Literature

Events from 15-25 October throughout the festival period. FFI please click here.


Bristol Book Bazaar and Seminar

Day 1: The Writers Craft. Day 2: The Business of Writing. 
11am: Meet local writers, discover what motivates them, and get a great new read at the Bristol Book Bazaar. 
2pm: Be inspired by a series of talks from writing, publishing and business professionals.


Bringing the Past to Life: Researching the Historical Novel

13:45 - 02:15
In this Bristol Literature Festival session, Lucienne Boyce offers some suggestions on how to tackle your research and what to do with it when you’ve got it.


SilverWood Social

15:00 - 23:00
SilverWood is planning another sociable get-together in Bristol, for new and established authors. Please sign up for our eNewsletter to receive news of the format and venue as soon as it's announced.


The Discover Festival, South Gloucestershire

19:00 - 21:00
A talk at Thornbury Library about the local suffragette movement as part of South Gloucestershire's annual Discover Festival. For further information see


Harrogate History Festival


SilverWood author David Ebsworth will be speaking as part of a panel session on What made them do it? discussing the role of women on the battlefield and the reasons that drove them there.

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Festival of Ideas poetry tour

SilverWood author Michael Brown will be a tour guide and performer for the two tours, including access inside five Cambridge colleges and a poetry performance. See here for more information.

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The Faery Tale of Amy Thyst by Melanie J Firth

The discovery of a special gold locket unlocks further secrets of the Steeple faeries.

Worrall and Robin by Linda Alvis

A beautifully illustrated children's story about the dangers of a worm's world.

Cuckoo Clock – New York by Elisabeth Marrion

Love and loss set in WWII – book three of the Unbroken Bonds series.

Nurses Never Run by Eileen Gershon

This personal autobiography brings the caring vocation of nursing in the '60s back to life.

A Shy and Simple Warrior by R H Parr

A biography of intrepid sailor George Lancaster.

The Inside Story by Linda Booth

A guide to why your colon holds the key to your total wellbeing, and what you should do about it!

Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life by Sharon King

Tools for rebirthing.

The Frozen Dream by Edward James

Three ships voyage to the Arctic resulting in three very different fates – historical fiction based on the Willoughby-Chancellor expedition of 1553.

Juliet's Story by Fenella Forster

The second instalment in 'The Voyagers' trilogy – a family saga stretching from 1913–2012.

In the Shadow of the Storm by Anna Belfrage

Book 1 of The King's Greatest Enemy series.

The Exile Breed by Charles Egan

The story of the Irish Famine diaspora.

The New Me by Hugh Smith

An emotive insight into the true story of Hugh’s journey back to life after a birthday celebration that went badly wrong.

Walk to the Water, A by Daniel Graham

Autobiography narrating the adventures and determination of twins Daniel and Jake as they walk 3,000km through western Europe.

Echo by Marguerite Valentine

Dumb or Dyslexic? by Tommy Trueman

A book to empower dyslexics to surpass their shackles of self-doubt.

Six Lies by Ben Adams

The second novel from the author of 'Six Months to Get a Life'.

Isabella of Angoulême by Erica Lainé

This gripping debut novel explores Isabella of Angoulême's unhappy time as a queen.

Sastrugi by Jonathon Bradshaw

A personal account of the first Irish team to the South Pole.

Jess Makes a New Friend by Jo Allmond and Jess Hiles

More adventures from Jess the Goth Fairy.

The Dark Secret of Cold Coffinswell by Cindy Beadman

Nine-year-old Stella Jones sets out to find her destiny and ends up embarking on a quest to save the Rainbow Woods – and herself – before her tenth birthday.

A Tale of Two Socks by Elvira Grassia and Rose Hart

What really happens to those socks that 'get lost in the wash'? Illustrated by Jan Hart.

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The second novel from the author of 'Spannered'.

Not Just A Crown of Thorns by Robert O Russell

Poems from the heart by the author of 'The Right Way'.

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